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on the dysfunction in washington that americans said they hate. they went to bed election night hoping to fix that. speed really matters here. in just seven weeks the bush tax cuts expire, automatic spending cuts agreed to by both parties kick in. we call it the fiscal cliff and even though it's more like the fiscal steep slope it could do some very bad things to the economy. concerns about rolling down it or falling off it or whatever you want to call it have made markets nervous and credit rating agencies and economists of all stripes are warning about the consequences of not hammering out a deal in time. politicians in both parties, they've been sending out mixed signals ever since the election. on the one hand they're talking about common ground. take a look. >> we want our children to live in america that isn't burdened by debt. that isn't threatened by a warming planet. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. >> if there's a mandate in yesterday's results it's a mandate for us to find a way to work toget
between washington progress and real progress. americans say they want real progress and real give-and-take to get there. listen to this. 72% in our brand-new cnn/orc poll say they want president obama to compromise with republicans on taxes and spending. an identical 72% want republicans to do the same, compromise with the other side. as for what compromise should entail, 67% favor a mix of spending cuts and tax increases. that's what they say real progress would look like. keeping them honest, real progress is one thing. washington progress is another. so far at least we see much more of the second than the first, and we're getting late new word that any progress might be stalled. more on that shortly. first, a good example of washington progress. republican lawmakers standing up in a limited way to a beltway power broker named grovier norquist over the 1980s era pledge he pressures them to sign promising not to raise any taxes ever. >> i'm not obligated on the pledge. i made tennesseans aware. i was just elected. the only thing i'm honoring is the oath i take when i serve when i
you think the tone in washington has been over the last four years, no matter how childishly you think a lot of lawmakers have acted on a structural level, who controls what, there may be less change than meets the eye which is why what you'll be hearing in washington in the coming weeks may sound less like this -- >> everything doesn't have to be a fight. everything doesn't have to be a fight. >> -- and more like this. more like each side getting ready for an epic fight. >> i do not think we should be raising taxes, especially when the country is on the brink of a recession. >> can you have a compromise? >> yes. >> that was a gasp before you said yes. that scares me. >> i will spend every moment in the senate working to help lead the effort to stop that. >> another round of tax breaks for very wealthy people will somehow trickle down. we know that doesn't work. >> the president wants to raise taxes. raise taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans. my principle would be mr. president, we're not going to help you to get that done. >> olympia snowe is the outgoing republican senator from m
. keeping them honest, though, real progress is one thing, washington progress is another. so far at least we're seeing much more of the second than the first. we're getting late new word that any progress might be stalled. more on that shortly. republican lawmakers standing up in a limited way to a beltway power broker named grover norquist over the 1980s era pledge, he pressures them to sign, promising not to raise taxes. any taxes. ever. >> i'm not obligated on the pledge, i made tennessee ans aware i am honoring the oath i take when i'm sworn in this january. >> that's one of the handful of republican lawmakers repudiating the pledge. he joins us shortly. i'll ask him to be more specific about whether that means higher tax rates for high incomes are on the table. something president obama campaigned and won re-election on. senator lindsey graham also breaking with norquist says no on higher tax rates, but is open to more tax revenue by limiting deductions. >> i will violate the pledge long story short for the good of the country only if democrats will do entitlement reform. >> another
as a terrorist organization. should washington be concerned about israel's role in the conflict. >> reporter: anderson, it's impossible to say what egypt's role is at this point. it is not clear at this point if the fiery rhetoric is just rhetoric or if there's something beyond that or prepare for example more drastic measures. i think we'll find out in the days and weeks to come, but people in washington are listening to this explosive rhetoric and they are concerned, but if you look carefully there's not much happening beyond the rhetoric. i don't think egypt can describe this and viewed as extreme, belligerent departure from the past and they certainly haven't taken arms against israel will and providing material support to hamas and they've come out and said loud and clear that we're going to abide by the camp david accords, the peace accords between camp david and israel and these are all early indications that president morsi has taken a calculated decision and not to disrupt the alliances that are in place and it should come as a relief right now to washington and tel aviv and it coul
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. tonight the focus on what played out in washington today. two foes back at it again. senator mccain has maintained either white house negligence or a cover up. he would try to block any effort to promote ms. rice to secretary of state should hillary clinton resign. >> if senator mccain and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. and i'm happy to have that discussion with them. but for them to go after the un ambassador, who had nothing to do with agabenghazi and was mak a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to go after her reputation is outrageous. >> senator mccain heard that remark and took to the floor of the sen sat to respond. mr. president, four brave americans died. it has now been eight weeks and the american people have received nothing but contradick tri statements from all levels of our government. this administration has either been guilty of incompetence or engaged in a cover up neither of which is acceptable to the american people. >> there are still serious unanswered questions about the timeline of events. remarks in the days a
to bring more revenue to washington. i want less money coming to washington, less money spent up here. and that is how you get the economy to grow. we're not going to have more economic growth. if we send more money to washington, we'll have less economic growth. >> if all the republicans hold firm to that position, you just spelled out in significant detail, there is not going to be a deal, you know, between now and december 31st. and all americans, for all practical purposes, middle class, rich, they're all going to see their tax rates going up starting january 31st. how are you going to feel about that? >> well, the thing is, last year we did make a deal. the president came forward, said when you have sluggish growth, about 2%, raising taxes is a bad deal. why would raising taxes be a good idea now? if it was a bad idea last year it is still a bad idea. while i do think there is room for compromise, i don't think one person gets to define where the compromise is. >> senator, the administration, the president who was re-elected, impressive electoral college win, got the majority vot
to bring down someone in washington, it certainly won't be the last. but tonight there are growing questions about the timing of how the word got out, whether more people in the government should have been told or been told sooner that the fbi was investigating a case involving the director of the cia. we're keeping them honest as we do every night not to take sides, you can get that on other cable news channels, but to look for the truth, the facts. here's what we know right now about who knew what and when. according to "wall street journal" the fbi discovered the affair between petraeus and his biographer, paula broadwell, in late summer. we'll have more on how in just a moment. so the fbi reportedly knew in late summer that the head of the cia was having an affair, but it wasn't until months later after election day that president obama found out, and the house and senate intelligence committees didn't find out until friday. congressional leaders from both parties are angry, they say they should have been notified sooner that there were potential national security issues. senat
'm not going to vote to bring more revenue to washington. i want less money coming to washington, less money spent up here. that's how you get the my to grow. we're not going to have more economic growth if we send more money to washington. we'll have less economic growth. >> if all the republicans hold firm to that position you just spelled out in significant detail, there's not going to be a deal, you know, between now and december 31st. and all americans, middle class, rich, they are all going to see their tax rates going up january 1st. how are you going to feel about that? >> the thing is last year we did make a deal. the president came forward and said when you have slow growth less than 2%, raising taxes would be a bad idea. we have less than 2% growth, why would raising taxes now be a good idea? it is still a bad idea and i think while i think there is room for a prom promise, i don't think one person gets to decide where the compromise is. >> senator, the administration, the president who was re-elected, impressive electoral college win, got the majority of vote, he ran on this noti
honestly. tom foreman, cnn, washington. >> 15,000 books. isn't that incredible? yet we all still want to know more about him, and apparently in the movie you see a lincoln that is far from perfect, of course, as we all know, no matter how heroic and amazing the real man must have been. thanks for watching. "anderson cooper 360" starts right now. >>> good evening. we're coming to you from staten island, new york. we're here nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy hit. we begin with breaking news, a story that has blindsided the american intelligence community and the obama administration, and it's still developing at this hour. general david petraeus resigned today as director of the cia after admitting he had an extramarital affair. they confirm to cnn that the investigators have been exploring tips on an affair with eleanor broadbar. they tried to see if there was a potential security risk, in other words, perhaps petraeus was blackmailed. she is the one with whom petraeus admitted having an affair. petraeus is a highly respected, four-star general who commanded forces in both ir
. but i'm not going to vote to bring more money to washington. that is how you get the economy to grow. we'll have less economic growth. >> if all the republicans hold firm to that position you just spelled out and significant detail. there is not going to be a deal between now and december 31st and all americans they are all going to see their tax rates going up starting january 31st. how are you going to feel about that? >> the president came forward and said when you have slow growth, less than 2% now, why would raising taxes now be a good idea? it is still a bad idea and i think while i think there is room for a prom promise, i don't think one person gets to decide where the compromise is. he ran on this notion of raising taxes on the wealthiest americans. he is probably going to hold firm on that. we'll see what happens over the next four weeks. as long as we are spending money on robots, don't raise any taxes. thank you very much. >> less us know what you think. follow us on twitter. up next, another twist in the administration's attempt to explain what happened the night four americ
'll win this election. >> he can't change washington from the inside, only from the outside. we're going to give him that chance in a day or two. >> millions of people have already voted for one candidate or the other. early voting, though, has been a blessing and a curse. in ohio, in florida, limited hours made for long lines over the weekend, could make for post-election legal battles if either state is pivotal and close. a very real possibility. there is a lot of excitement out there, though, tonight. we are just hours away from the final day of this election, of this campaign. it's up to you now, the voters, to decide. we are going to try to bring you all the excitement and energy that is out there tonight with live remarks from the presidential candidates and vice presidential candidates as they make them. tonight in the hour ahead and again when we're live at 10:00. the polling remains close enough that the romney campaign has secured two rallies for tomorrow, election day, one in cleveland, ohio. the other in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. in cleveland, you would expect, given the poll
's when he started talking about ending politics as we know it in washington et cetera. it's coming back to where it all began. he's landed air force one here. the first lady's plane has also landed at the airport. the president is greeting her at the airport, they'll arrive here live together. there will be a performance from bruce springsteen and a speech from the old campaign gang rejoining the team for a final good-bye, anderson. >> what's he doing tomorrow? we know mitt romney is having campaign events tomorrow. is the president not doing that? why? >> you know, traditionally, first of all, he has not campaigned on election day, it's not his ritual. and he's not going to break ritual, what he'll do tomorrow is play basketball. they have this history -- there was one campaign, one election day they did not play basketball, that was that primary against hillary clinton in new hampshire that he lost. and so they always say, they now play basketball every single election day, and that's their rule. >> is that for real? are they really that superstitious? >> oh, yeah. all his campaign ai
spent a year over in afghanistan, and in washington, unfortunately, any sort of very professional, competent woman who has that kind of access and is that successful, there's bound to be some sort of sniping and gossiping. but i don't think anybody took it seriously, anderson. he seemed beyond reproach. he worked incredibly hard, he was incredibly competent. diane feinstein today called his resignation tragic. and that's right, i think his resignation is a real loss to the country, this aside, right? you asked suzanne about when would the white house have known, and i think that's exactly the right question. whenever the fbi opens a counterintelligence or a criminal investigation of a senior cabinet official or administration official, they've got to make notifications of that, especially if there is some counterintelligence concern. we've heard that that would have been to director of national intelligence, jim clapper who likely would have notified either the white house chief of staff or the national security adviser. so they would have been aware of this, anderson, because of
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absorption in one daily dose. of washington about the future of medicare and social security. anncr: but you deserve straight talk about the options on the... table and what they mean for you and your family. ancr: aarp is cutting through all the political spin. because for our 37 million members, only one word counts. get the facts at earnedasay.org. let's keep medicare... and social security strong for generations to come. and social security strong for generations to come. why they have a raise your rate cd. tonight our guest, thomas sargent. nobel laureate in economics, and one of the most cited economists in the world. professor sargent, can you tell me what cd rates will be in two years? no. if he can't, no one can. that's why ally has a raise your rate cd. ally bank. your money needs an ally. >>> breaking news tonight on the libya mess. a new allegation that the obama administration still cannot get its story straight after so much time, even as recently as this morning. ironically, this latest charge flows directly out of an attempt at damage control. u.n. ambassador susan rice's tri
, 10:00 on the east coast and washington, d.c. we begin tonight in the nation's capital. two simple words what next for the men and women in the capital behind me what next. what next for the party that tried and failed to retake the senate and white house who ran on a platform that too many people saw as too extreme. what next for them? what next for the man who ran for re-election who came home to face challenges on taxes, budget, global economy and a whole lot more? for president obama, what next? today markets took a nose dive because investors see what's coming and worried that washington cannot fix it. in the speeches last night and the statements today, everyone from mitt romney to the leaders in the building behind me, all have a way of saying they get it. they understand the challenges and will rise to meet them. listen. >> we want our children to live in america that isn't burdened by debt and isn't weakened by inequality and isn't threatened by the warming kwagity. >> at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. >> if there is a mandate in
in afghanistan. so, you know, in washington, unfortunately, any sort of competent woman has that sort of access and is successful there, is bound to be snipping and gossiping. i don't think anybody took it seriously. he seemed beyond reproach. he worked incredible hard, incredibly confident. dianne feinstein called his resignation tragic. i think that's right. it's a real loss to the country. this aside, right. so you asked suzanne when would the white house have known? whenever the fbi opens an investigation of a narrow fishl, they have to make notifications of that, especially if there is some counterintelligence concern. we've heard that would have wen to jim clap either who would have notified the national security adviser or chief of staff. they would have been aware of this, because of the very concern of a breach of some sort of national security information that they were investigating. >> >>. >> bob, i know you say this is an extraordinary event. the fact that they were investigating, does that add up so far to you? >> no. there is something missing. the fbi does not as a matter of rou
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